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Can Less Be More?

By Joe Flynn, CFM, LEED AP. Businesses are facing difficult choices to remain competitive, not the least of which include real estate decisions, for both the company and the individual employee. read more >

Does a collaborative workspace cultivate cutting-edge creativity and innovation?

By Dianne Dunnell, IIDA, LEED AP, NCIDQ. Today, collaboration is still all the buzz. But does a collaborative workspace support cutting edge creativity and innovation? More and more companies are rethinking their existing office layout and seeking ways to create a more open office area for increased collaboration. read more >


By Jessica Sulprizio, The iMPAct Program Chair. I’m proud that a few colleagues and I created The iMPAct Program here at MPA, a formalized program to motivate our firm in four distinct ways: Competition, Social, University and Wellness. But, let me start at the very beginning. read more >

Zipcar Parks in New Global Headquarters

By Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects.  Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, parked its new global headquarters in 46,000 SF of newly designed interior space in Boston’s thriving Innovation District in the summer of 2013. The company moved its hub from Cambridge, Mass. to 35 Thomson Place in Boston, desiring more space and a collaborative “community” environment for its employees. read more >

Iron Mountain: Workspace Re-Invented

By Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP  |  Principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. When preparing to relocate its global headquarters from 745 Atlantic Avenue to One Federal Street in Boston, Iron Mountain, a worldwide provider of information storage and management solutions, seized the opportunity to completely re-envision its workspace from a design perspective, workforce policies perspective and healthy living perspective. read more >

Specifying Sustainable Products

By Dianne Dunnell. Does the product you use and specify provide positive eco-effectiveness?

In a recent webinar, the speaker talked about the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Product Certification Version 3 process and how these products can satisfy certain Materials and Resources credits within the new LEED V4. We are continuing to see clients take an interest in designing sustainable buildings and interiors and for years I have heard about C2C products. read more >

Artwork that Commemorates 25 Years in Business

By Camila Matho. Earlier this year, we decided there was something missing in our main conference room. Sure, the room is filled with technology to make our meetings more efficient. And we have a killer view of the Fort Point Channel and the work we did on the Boston Tea Party & Ships Museum. But we needed an extra pop. read more >

MPA’s Road to Victory!

By Nate “Coach” Turner, LEED AP ID+C. It wasn’t easy, but we finally did it … MPA is the 2013 Architectural League Softball CHAMPS!! Last year, we finished in dead last place in our Softball League. But we were determined to reverse that standing and get rid of the dreaded title of “last place”. read more >

Designing for Research & Development / Laboratory Facilities

Want to learn more? Please contact Dan Madru, LEED AP:
617.226.4122  |  email Dan

We at Margulies Perruzzi Architects are passionate about design. And we love our clients, who work in the corporate, professional services, healthcare, and real estate development sectors. But we have vast experience designing for R&D and Labs for advanced technologies and life sciences.
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Meet MPA’s R&D/Lab Studio Expert

Dan Madru, LEED AP heads up the R&D/Lab studio. He joined MPA soon after its founding in the spring of 1988. As a Senior Associate and Project Manager with 27 years experience, Dan has worked with some amazing clients! read more >